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re: beardyman

wow man thanx for the explanation Rainer,ive always hear of the Kaos pad 
thorugh this list in fact but never thought how powerful it is,guess i 
never saw such performances with it used to the max, pretty nifty!


--- Rainer Straschill <moinsound@googlemail.com> schrieb am Fr, 23.10.2009:

> Von: Rainer Straschill <moinsound@googlemail.com>
> Betreff: re: beardyman
> An: loopers-delight@loopers-delight.com
> Datum: Freitag, 23. Oktober 2009, 12:48
> Luis said:
> > allright guys sio how in hell is this guy doing this?
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKhxifzgSuk
> The KP3 Kaoss Pad (of which he has 4) basically offers two
> functionalities at once: loop samples and effects. One
> important fact
> I'm pointing out right at the beginning is that for the
> loops (and for
> a lot of the effects), the tempo (set by tapping, selecting
> a bpm or
> syncing to MIDI) is a prerequisite.
> 1. Loop Samples:
> There's a total of four loop samples available in memory,
> accessed by
> the buttons below (as in player's view) the touch pad. If
> you hit the
> sample button, you first set the sample length (as 1,2,4,8
> or 16
> beats), then you hit the sample button to sample into that
> slot. Then,
> it samples the input signal. Or, you can hit "Resample" (by
> hitting
> shift+sample), in which case it samples the output (which
> contains the
> input signal+running samples, both of them through the
> effects
> section).
> For each sample, you can: adjust sample volume, turn off
> parts of the
> sample (in divisions of 1/8, which will then be skipped),
> and switch
> between gating/running/mute/restart modes.
> 2. Effects:
> Basically, you have a heap of effects, each of which has
> two
> parameters (controllable via the touchpad) and which affect
> both the
> input signal (which is always audible) and the samples.
> Normally, if
> you remove your hand from the touchpad, the effect will be
> turned off
> (but you can "hold" the last position or even record and
> play back
> your finger movements on the pad). Also, there's an FX
> trail feature
> which will fade effects in a delay when you release the pad
> to make
> the change less abrupt.
> As for it being "quite advanced" (to quote you): the KP3
> works really
> well if you a) got at least one hand free, b) work in a
> preset tempo,
> c) don't need loops which are longer than four measures, d)
> don't want
> to do anything odd (e.g. odd meters, tempo changes, decide
> when the
> loop is going to end after starting the recording etc.). In
> other
> words: it's great for a DJ or beatboxer doing electronic
> dance music
> (the former being the original target market of the Kaoss
> series).
>          Rainer